In these worlds that we live today so busy and that we do not have time for a break, the anxiety to tell us, hey, relax, and that is when we realize that we need to pay more attention
In this world we live in today, so busy and we don’t have time for a break, Anxiety may very well come knocking on our door, to tell us: “Hey, relax. And that’s when we realize that we need to pay more attention to ourselves.
Anxiety does not forgive age, gender, or occupation. It doesn’t matter what you do: if you work, you’re a student, or a housewife. In the XXI century that is the least. In all aspects of our life, whatever you do, I’m sure you suffer from stress. Except that all that stress, accumulated over the years, turns into anxiety. It is good that you are aware that, if you do not detect anxiety in time, you may need professional help. That is why here I will tell you how to identify it, and how you can disappear it little by little.
To begin, I want you to know that anxiety as such is not bad: it is a defense mechanism that our body has to help us in dangerous situations, in order to defend ourselves. But when you feel anxiety, if you are not in real danger, then it is called generalized anxiety and that can affect your daily life by not letting you lead a normal life.
What does it feel like to have anxiety? Well, there are many symptoms that I could list for you, but I will only tell you the most common and with which you can identify if you suffer from anxiety.
If worry is the main symptom of anxiety, obsessively worrying about something, a situation, no matter what the reason is, health, money, love, children, etc. We all worry about different situations in our life, but when that worry keeps you from sleeping, or concentrating on other things throughout the day, and your mind revolves around what you think and does not stop worrying, then you have anxiety.
Being obsessively worried about something, that leads us to feel afraid of what might happen or what we imagine might happen (which, surely you have noticed, most of the time nothing happens). Everything is in our anxious mind. Fear is the worst advisor, because it paralyzes us: many times we cannot face it, and for this reason we stay locked up without wanting to leave our house and we stop doing things we liked such as going for a run, going out with friends, or even spending time alone with us, because it robs us of hope, joy in life, the expectation of a happy future, and makes us anxious, filled with fear and worry.
3. Catastrophic thoughts
The ideas that we form in our mind when we have anxiety are one of the worst ways we have to make our mind work against ourselves, because we are only thinking negative, pessimistic, catastrophic things, we only think of everything bad that it could happen to us. And then we enter a vicious circle that is what makes us every day that the level of anxiety increases (fear, worry and catastrophic thoughts) and we cannot get out of there if we do not know how to do it and without help. And that’s where we begin to somatize, until we have a panic attack. In this one, we feel that we will die in that instant, which will give us a heart attack. Some of the symptoms of a panic attack are:
Dizziness, tremors, sweating, nervousness, rapid heartbeat, palpitations, feeling like you can’t breathe, that you’re going to faint, chest pain.
After having a panic attack, there is that fear that it may return and that is when every day you feel dizzy, you have digestive problems, headaches, you cannot concentrate. Symptoms that sometimes make you go to the Doctor and the answer will always be that you’re fine, you don’t have any disease as you thought, it’s just anxiety. In some cases, doctors can prescribe medications, some occasions are necessary when your anxiety is very high and you cannot control it by yourself, but before reaching that point I recommend you try to get out of this alone without medicine. if you do your part and are persistent.
Tips for treating anxiety
When you feel very stressed or anxious, take a deep breath. There are several breathing techniques that help you relax your body and mind.
Take a warm shower that helps you feel better.
Read a book, this will keep your mind busy and away from all those worries that anxiety creates.
Exercise, go for a run, go for a walk, go to the gym, practice yoga: the important thing is that you keep moving to release all that stress or anxiety that does not let you be yourself. You can do it from your home, and with 30 minutes a day, it will help you a lot.
C. Think positive
Keep your mind in a positive state. Don’t let negative thoughts win you over, if they come to you don’t fight for them to go away, because more will be there. Better let them be but ignore them: you continue your normal activities; Do not stop doing them because you are thinking negative things and you will see that little by little they will disappear.
D. Live today
Do not live in the past, or be thinking about what will happen in the future. You enjoy TODAY and you will see that everything is easier to carry in your day and you will be happier, free of stress, worries and fears.
E. Surround yourself with people who love you
Being close to family and friends is the best for mental health. You will never feel alone and you will always have the support you need on difficult days that you feel like you cannot go out alone.
F. Seek professional help
If you feel like you can’t get out of your anxiety alone, seek help from a professional. A psychologist will give you many techniques to be able to change those wrong thoughts that you have. It will help you to be a better person and feel better. Do not feel ashamed to ask for help: that does not make you weak: on the contrary, you are very brave when you worry about yourself and want to be a better person.
Anxiety came to you at a time when maybe you needed it to realize that you needed to change something in your life that was not doing you good. It is very annoying, but sometimes necessary, and you are a strong person and can overcome anything. Don’t give up, don’t give up. There is always a way out of every problem, you just have to search and not lock yourself up so you can find it quickly.
You can overcome that anxiety disorder. You are not alone, there are many people in the same situation as you and many of them have already been able to overcome it. Just don’t give up.